Today, whilst I was supposed to be working, I wound up on Wikipedia (as so often happens) and ended up reading about urban legends, ghost stories and the like. Along the way, I wound up reading about a group of Japanese spirits called Tsukumogami, which are "ordinary household items that have come to life on the one-hundredth anniversary of their birthday". Take a look around you. Find the first inanimate object that catches your eye, and imagine that it is now alive. What kind of a spirit does it have? Is it a happy spirit, or a wrathful, violent spirit? Did it come to life for any specific reason? If the first item you spot is the same item that someone else has written about, maybe take the second (or third, or fourth...) item instead, for the sake of variety.